Monthly Archives: August 2013

Wankers of the Week: Twerkin’ Turkeys

Crappy weekend, everyone! Well, wasn’t that a turkey of a week? Let’s hope that by now, Miley has finally pried those painful-looking plastic booty shorts out of her poor little chicken butt, and gotten rid of that other awful thing … Continue reading

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Festive Left Friday Blogging: El Ecuadorable in Paramaribo

UNASUR is having its big shindig — its 7th ordinary session, in case you wonder — in Paramaribo, Surinam, this time ’round. And everyone who’s anyone in South America is there today, including these two guys: That’s the president of … Continue reading

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That’s one small oops for man…

…one giant oops for mankind: If you ever wonder who invented breakdancing, here’s a clue: It was a bunch of guys to whom zero- and low-gravity moves were second nature. PS: And speaking of oopses, here are some poopses.

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A few random thoughts on women’s sexuality

“Feminine psychology is at times twisted: They have created in us the conviction that all the bad things in the world are lying in wait, trying to sneak in on us from between our legs.” –Laura Restrepo, Colombian writer. Lupita … Continue reading

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The ironies of the Venezuelan opposition, part 33

“Finally, for the sake of Venezuelans’ mental health, we can change the channel. And they thought that the rrrrrrégime was coming to shut them down but they themselves took the trouble of doing so. RIP!” Good morning, and welcome to … Continue reading

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Denuedo, baby.

I’m now just over one-third of the way into The War Against the Gringos, and it feels like longer. I’m not one to curse a source of work and income, mind you, but Heriberto Frías, Mexican historian and pain-in-the-ass writer, … Continue reading

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Quotable: Ciro Bustos on exile

“Exile means leaving your native land. What you lose are not your possessions, or external trappings. You lose what is under your feet: the land, the landscape that nourishes you. That is why the drama of exile affects everybody, no … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: Somebody who cares when you lose

An old fave of mine, from a lovely lady: This was the first thing that came to mind for me this week, when I heard the sad news that Linda will no longer be able to sing. She was recently … Continue reading

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Wankers of the Week: Cronut Burgers

Crappy weekend, everyone! Well, the CNE opened this week, and already more than 100 people came down with food poisoning from eating the gross food sensation of the year, the Cronut Burger. That’s a burger whose “bun” is a cross … Continue reading

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Festive Left Friday Blogging: What makes Rafael Correa so awesome?

Among other things, it’s because he climbs every mountain: This picture comes courtesy of his official Facebook page, BTW.

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